Celestron Astromaster 130EQ Reflector Telescope608/8442
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About this product
The Astromaster 130 EQ motor drive is a reflector telescope with a large 130mm aperture for light gathering power 345x that of the human eye. The telescope comes complete with a sturdy equatorial mount and motor drive which allows accurate tracking of sky objects.
- Optimum magnification 65x with 10mm eyepiece, 33x with 20mm eyepiecex.
- Maximum magnification 65xx.
- Full height tripod.
- Quick and easy no tool setup.
- Motor drive included for tracking sky objects by countering the earth's rotation.
- Weight 12.6kg.
- Size H142, W91, D81cm.
- Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
92% would recommend to a friend
My telescope is great
I bought this for my dad's 70th birthday. He is a complete amateur with regards to using a telescope, but found the telescope relatively easy to assemble. Instructions are included but we found YouTube was the best way of working out what needed to go where particularly because the motor was attached upside down. Unfortunately since my dad's birthday their has not been a cloud free night so cannot comment on actual use.
A solid and effective telescope
I haven't got outside with it yet but the build quality is good and I am looking forward to my first observations and starting out learning about the heavens.
Product is fantastic. Looks cool and works perfectly. Delivery "Failed " twice so it was eventually collected from store. Otherwise, it was a brilliant purchase.
After speaking with our supplier, they have advised: 'The best accessories for a beginner are the Astromaster Accessory set (703/1405) which includes different eyepieces to allow for alternative magnifications, and filters to bring out features on different planets, and from a photography perspective, the Celestron NeXYZ smartphone adapter, that allows images and video to be taken through the telescope eyepiece.
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1 October 2019
While you can observe the Moon any time it is visible in the sky, the best time to view it is from two days after a new Moon up to a few days before a full Moon. During this period, you will be able to see the most detail in craters and lunar mountain ranges. Consult a calendar to find out when the next new Moon will be.
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22 August 2019
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